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Alan Alda

Alan Alda was born on January 28, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA as Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. He is known for his work on M*A*S*H (1972), The Aviator (2004) and What Women Want (2000). He has been married to Arlene Alda since March 15, 1957. They have three children. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 38 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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M*A*S*H Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce
The Aviator
The Aviator Senator Ralph Owen Brewster
What Women Want
What Women Want Dan Wanamaker
Bridge of Spies
Bridge of Spies Thomas Watters Jr.


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 2016 Horace and Pete (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle Pete
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Uncle Pete (credit only)
- Episode #1.9 (2016) ... Uncle Pete
- Episode #1.8 (2016) ... Uncle Pete (credit only)
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... Uncle Pete (credit only)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Uncle Pete (credit only)
 2016 Broad City (TV Series)
Dr. Jay Heller
- 2016 (2016) ... Dr. Jay Heller
 2009-2010 30 Rock (TV Series)
Milton Greene
- Kidney Now! (2009) ... Milton Greene
- Mamma Mia (2009) ... Milton Greene
 2008/I Nothing But the Truth
Albert Burnside
 2008 Diminished Capacity
Uncle Rollie Zerbs
 2007 Resurrecting the Champ
Ralph Metz
 2001 The Killing Yard (TV Movie)
Ernie Goodman
 2001 Club Land (TV Movie)
Willie Walters
 1996 Jake's Women (TV Movie)
 1994 White Mile (TV Movie)
Dan Cutler
 1992 Whispers in the Dark
Leo Green
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Eddie Hopper
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors
 1988 A New Life
Steve Giardino
 1984 The Four Seasons (TV Series)
Jack Burroughs
- Pilot: Part 1 (1984) ... Jack Burroughs
 1981 The Four Seasons
Jack Burroughs
 1979 The Seduction of Joe Tynan
Joe Tynan
 1974 6 Rms Riv Vu (TV Movie)
Paul Friedman
 1973 Isn't It Shocking? (TV Movie)
 1972 Class of '55 (TV Movie)
 1972 Playmates (TV Movie)
Marshall Barnett
 1972 To Kill a Clown
Maj. Evelyn Ritchie
 1972 The Glass House (TV Movie)
Jonathon Paige
 1971 Story Theatre (TV Series)
 1971 The Mephisto Waltz
Myles Clarkson
 1970 The Moonshine War
John W. (Son) Martin
 1970 Jenny
 1969 The Extraordinary Seaman
Lt. (j.g.) Morton Krim
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
Frank St. John
- Higher and Higher, Attorneys at Law (1968) ... Frank St. John
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Clay Breznia
- Six Months to Mars (1967) ... Clay Breznia
 1966 Where's Everett (TV Movie)
Arnold Barker
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Nick Staphos
- Picture Me a Murder (1965) ... Nick Staphos
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Freddie Wilcox
- The Sinner (1963) ... Freddie Wilcox
 1963 Gone Are the Days!
Charlie Cotchipee
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Dr. Glazer
- Soda Pop and Paper Flags (1963) ... Dr. Glazer
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. John Griffin
- Night Sounds (1963) ... Dr. John Griffin
- Many a Sullivan (1963) ... Dr. John Griffin
 1962 The Laughmakers (TV Short)
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Young Poet
- Hold for Gloria Christmas (1962) ... Young Poet
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(April 15 to June 27, 1993) He acted in Neil Simon's play, "Jake's Women," in presented by the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson at the James A. Doolittle (University of California) Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Gene Saks was director. Tharon Musser was lighting designer. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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[acknowledging the assistance of veteran actor Howard Da Silva] (He's) a wonderfully talented actor and director who is helping me immensely by coaching me in a wide variety of good parts. See more »


He has twice played characters from Maine, from opposite ends of the ethical spectrum. In M*A*S*H (1972) he was noble surgeon Hawkeye Pierce, whose hometown was Crabapple Cove. In The Aviator (2004) he played corrupt U.S. Sen. Owen Brewster, nemesis of Howard Hughes. The author of the original "M*A*S*H" books, Maine doctor Richard Hornberger (writing as Richard Hooker), based the Pierce character... See more »


Often plays ambitious authority figures that are corrupt and unethical See more »

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